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On April 26-17, the Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Initiative’s annual conference brought together faculty, research professionals, and students to explore a variety of health economics issues. The conference included two “rising stars” sessions featuring top health economics research from the 2018-2019 job market, along with sessions featuring more established scholars.


Friday, April 26, 2019
8:15 am
Registration and breakfast
8:45 am - 9:35 am
Health Insurance: Trade-offs between Extensive and Intensive Margin Selection in Competitive Insurance Markets
Michael Geruso, University of Texas
9:35 am - 10:25 am
Health Insurance: Market Design in Regulated Health Insurance Markets: Risk Adjustment vs. Subsidies
Liran Einav, Stanford University
10:25 am - 10:50 am
10:50 am - 11:40 am
Health Insurance II: The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach
Gabriella Conti, University College London
11:40 am - 12:30 pm
Health Insurance II: Does the individual mandate affect insurance coverage? Regression kink evidence from the population of tax returns
Daniel Sacks, Indiana University
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:25 pm
JMP Session I: Picking Your Patients: Selective Admissions in the Nursing Home Industry
Ashvin Gandhi, Harvard University
2:25 pm - 3:05 pm
JMP Session I: User-Generated Physician Ratings – Evidence from Yelp
Yiwei Chen, Stanford University
3:05 pm - 3:45 pm
JMP Session I: How Do Primary Care Physicians Influence Healthcare? Evidence from Practice Styles and Switching Costs from Medicare
Jennifer Kwok, University of California, Berkeley
3:45 pm - 4:10 pm
4:10 pm - 4:50 pm
JMP Session II: Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons
Zarek Brot-Goldberg, University of California, Berkeley
4:50 pm - 5:30 pm
JMP Session II: Impeding Access or Promoting Efficiency? Effects of Rural Hospital Closure on the Cost and Quality of Care
Caitlin Carroll, Harvard University
5:30 pm
Conference adjourns for the day
Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:00 am
Registration and breakfast
8:30 am - 9:20 am
Provider Behavior: Selection with Skills: Evidence from Radiologists
David Chan, Stanford University
9:20 am - 10:10 am
Provider Behavior: Physician Learning and Treatment Choices: Evidence from Brain Aneurysms
Qing Gong, University of North Carolina
10:10 am - 10:35 am
10:35 am - 11:25 am
IO and Health: Market Power and Quality Congestion and Spatial Competition in the Dialysis Industry
Paul Eliason, Brigham Young University
11:25 am - 12:15 pm
IO and Health: Promoting Wellness or Waste? Evidence from Antidepressant Advertising
Bradley Shapiro, University of Chicago
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Health Improvements: Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences
Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago
2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
Health Improvements: Does When You Die Depend on Where You Live?
David Molitor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3:10 pm
Conference concludes